If you love the feeling of the wind and sun on your face – but just not quite enough to buy a convertible, Porsche has a third alternative for you, the next-generation 911 Targa that will make its formal debut at the North American International Auto Show next week.
Oddly enough, this unusual design was developed to answer a problem that never actually materialized, but wound up clicking with a wide range of Porsche 911 buyers.
The new model, as with earlier versions of the Targa, features a massive sliding top. It’s a lot bigger than even a Panorama sunroof and doesn’t create the hassles of a T-top, like the one on the new Chevrolet Corvette. But the design also has a wraparound rear window and pillars like a conventional 911 hardtop.